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With Valentine's Day only three weeks away, it's time to start thinking about what you might want to say to the ones you love.
Valentine's Day
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Is there a unique expression of love you'd like to communicate this year to your spouse, your parents, your children, or maybe a best friend? The Bible overflows with verses about love, with passages that speak of divine love, brotherly love and romantic love. So to give you a head start, I've put together this collection of Bible verses for Valentine's Day. Here's one example:

Song of Solomon 8:7
Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot wash it away. If one were to give all the wealth of his house for love, it would be utterly scorned. (NIV)
Comments
February 6, 2008 at 12:54 am
(1) Roeleen says:

How can any Christian promote St Valentine’s Day??? Surely Mary should know that it’s a pagan holiday

December 18, 2008 at 7:09 pm
(2) Josh says:

She is not promoting it, more so putting a bit of God into the day to help us think about our loves and unity with God. Sort of putting a light in the darkness :)

January 30, 2009 at 8:04 pm
(3) Shane says:

More to the point, Valentine’s Day originates in Rome. Its roots are in Lupercalia – a fertility ritual and a celebration honoring the Roman founders Remus and Romulus. The original celebration involved young men drawing the names of teen women from a hat. These young girls would then become the intimate partners of the men who selected them by chance. The men would be expected to provide for their selectees gifts throughout the year. Sounds a bit like prostitution to me. This revolting practice clearly does not take into account the BIBLICAL prohibition of participating in the PAGAN rituals of other cultures.

To be blunt, GOD does not want HIS name enfused into pagan ritual. HE does not desire that we use pagan (SATANIC) celebrations to justify the desires of the human heart.

The Christians in Rome were surrounded by such debauchery. The Caesars in Rome continually attempted to take PAGAN ritual and blend it with “church speak” so that it would be accepted by those of “Christian” beliefs.

Note what the Apostle Paul wrote to those followers of “The Way” in Rome.

See Romans 8:7 – the carnal (Roman) mind is enmity against GOD.

See Romans 1:28 – 32

28 And even as they did not like to retainh God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; 29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, 30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, 31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: 32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.

Valentines Day is a sick, twisted, counterfeit foisted on humanity by the “Prince of the power of the air”. See Ephesians 6:10. It has nothing to do with true love – and everything to do with lust, fornication and the adulterous heart.

Quite frankly, it should be outlawed! No true follower of Christ would entertain participating in a holiday clearly rooted in the traditions of the Roman’s fertility festivals.

But then, I rant.

February 12, 2011 at 12:51 pm
(4) Alison says:

You know…it is Christians that only think about themselves…Let us not forget about those who do not yet know our precious Lord and Savior…If you do not think outside of the box you will never reach the lost…God did not come to save the already saved but instead to save a sinner….I believe that when you look at what others are doing you are standing in judgement…and last time I checked judging others and their actions IS a sin..so please save your “churchy” comments..if you do not like this site…no one forced you to enter…

February 12, 2011 at 8:57 pm
(5) Greg G says:

I never knew that Valentine’s Day was Lupercalia. I am a follower of Christ. I love my wife of 29 years, Valentine’s Day is an excuse to buy my wife flowers and a lovely card. Read 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 The Bible is full of references of love. Lupercalia was on the 15 and Valentine’s Day is on the 14. If you must stay away from dates that had pagan significant you would never be able to smile for fear that someone some where might think you are worshiping the devel. Whoever wrote the above artical clearly was not loved by his mother, and treats his own wife, if he is lucky enough to even be married, equally as poor as his mother treated him. I will say a prayer for you and the unfortunate person that might someday be your wife.

February 14, 2011 at 12:23 pm
(6) daniel says:

your wrong, God teaches love, don’t worry about the ritual, focus on the concept. May God help you to see throught the eyes of his son and not of this world. God bless you and Happy Valentine’s Day. Jesus loves you.

January 31, 2009 at 8:51 am
(7) Mary says:

Shane –

Romans 14, bro.

February 6, 2009 at 1:34 pm
(8) JC says:

Whatever we do, whether bases originally on something else or not, do all for the glory of God. God knows my heart is pure to use this or anyother day to celebrate my love for any individual, for life, for Christ who first loved us. We don’t need a reason outside of what Christ has already done. We love because He first loved us. Were is the love bro.? All that matters in Christ gloriified. AMEN and Happy Valentine’s Day which is a day He created out of His love.

February 9, 2009 at 7:03 pm
(9) Pat says:

What about the true story of St. Valentine? He stood up against the Romans practices!! Thank God! He believed the decrees of Rome were WRONG and he believed that people should be free to love God and to marry whom they chose. He secretly perfomred services of matrimoney to unite couples of their own free will. He stood up to Claudius and went to prison for his faith and for not renouncing Christ. For this, the emperor sentenced him to a three-part execution of being beaten, then stoned, and then finally decapitated. Valentine died on February 14, 270 A.D. I don’t feel celebrating Valentine’s Day is against Christian beliefs.

February 9, 2009 at 7:09 pm
(10) Pat says:

St. Valentine was a Christian who stood up to the Roman government. He thought the decrees of Rome were WRONG. He beleived that people should be free to love God and to marry whomever they wanted. He performed matrimony servies to young couples who wished to be married.–against Rome’s wishes. He was also imprisoned for not renouncing Christ and his faith. Because of this he was sentenced to a three part execution of being beaten, stoned, and decapitated. He died on February 14, 270 A.D. Before he was killed, he sent a message to his love signed: “From Your Valentine.” Does this sound pagan to you?

February 9, 2009 at 7:22 pm
(11) Pat says:

sorry for the double comment, this is the first time i have ever done this.

February 9, 2009 at 7:40 pm
(12) Mary says:

Pat –

Don’t worry about the double comment. Thanks for stopping by and commenting on St. Valentine.

February 12, 2009 at 10:42 pm
(13) Jenn says:

Seriously, you think of Remus and Romulus on Valentine’s day? I don’t think it’s a great holiday, but I doubt that most folks observing Valentine’s day are (closet) worshipers of Remus and Romulus or willing to engage in prostitution. Thanks for your history lesson, but I think you’re really reaching for a reason to have Valentine’s day.

March 4, 2009 at 3:14 pm
(14) Jo says:

wow
ive never read such legalistic comments before in all my life
how will you ever attract people to the gospel if you’re so consumed with the legalistics of things, you will simply appear to be an extremist that is unable to relate to anyone in this present culture
IF you were to sympathise with those who celebrate valentines day with a clear conscious, they surely arent thinking about some foreign practice of something resembling prostitution, but is NOW in THIS CULTURE used to show others how much we love or care about them… comon guys relate to the culture you are living in, instead of condoning everything, try to see how this culture sees it : a celebration of love, and then go on to speak of the greatest love of all: how God sent his son to die for us while we were still sinners…

April 29, 2009 at 2:43 am
(15) Melissa says:

I find the history of Valentine’s Day interesting. To most people they see it as a Hallmark holiday. I think today people need to unfortunately have set aside holidays to celebrate things that are important. What is more important then love. Love is all around us who you love and how you love is between you and those you love and your God. I personally believe in many things. I believe in Christ and Love. It is a powerful thing!Valentine’s Day is a day that reminds us that Love is precious and God gave us the gift of Love, to never be taken for granted. May we all find time to love and appreciate those people in our lives that make life so special. To the places we have yet to see, the people we have yet to meet and to those who bring us love.Love like may be no tomorrow only , every day is a blessing.

November 30, 2009 at 9:54 pm
(16) Danny says:

So is Christmas but yet we don’t think of it as a pagan holiday

December 27, 2009 at 3:30 pm
(17) Linda says:

Thank you for this article! It will help me alot this Valentines Day. God Bless You!!

January 30, 2010 at 9:22 pm
(18) Crystal says:

Beloved, let us love one another, for Love is of God and everyone that loves, is born of God and know God, he that does not love, does not know God, for God is Love.

1 John 4:7-8

I posted this because I believe Valentines day can be used for Gods glory.

Love God

Love Others..

February 5, 2010 at 2:41 pm
(19) Rachel K. says:

Valentine’s Day may be a pagan holiday but it’s a day that celebrates love and God is love. That’s silly to think Christians shouldn’t celebrate or promote Valentine’s day. And people are going to celebrate valentine’s day regardless so why not find a way to mix God into it.

February 9, 2010 at 2:22 am
(20) Gay says:

I love you all with the love of the Lord.

February 9, 2010 at 10:16 am
(21) Jes says:

I just wanted to say, the debates going on over Christ makes my heart hurt. For those who know him, also know the ways the devil tries to seperate us from him…. seperate us from our bretheren, Christians. Love one another! I love all of you. Valentines Day is nothing to get so confrontational over. If you do not celebrate or recognize it, then you don’t. Nobody can make you. If you do, you do. Nobody can take that away from you. And so long as you accept Jesus Christ as your savior, God will love you!!!, and NOBODY who is of this world can take that away from you, either.

That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have eternal life. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

The most important commandment according to Jesus Christ is to love the Lord your God with all of your heart, all of your soul, all of your strength.

February 9, 2010 at 10:23 am
(22) Jes says:

“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” -Matthew 18:20

February 10, 2010 at 8:31 pm
(23) Bearmon says:

I agreed with Shane!!!! The valentine is WRONG in God’s eyes. I feel sorry for those people who go to church and believe in Valentine. They are blind by those false churches.

February 11, 2010 at 11:15 am
(24) Maegan says:

It is ignorant, to be so positive about what God sees. Are you all knowing as he is?
love the lord your God with all of your heart, all of your soul, and all of your strength. And love your neighbor as yourself.
…the rest will fall into place while we are seeking him. Don’t waste your time feeling sorry for other christians, because they are already saved reguardless of any misjudgements they may make. it is the people who do not know christ, you should be concerned for.

February 11, 2010 at 12:47 pm
(25) Ellen says:

I, too, thought the Christian story of St. Valentine was true. As it turns out, there was no such person. The story is fictitious. It is was used to justify the participation of the saints in the pagan ritual. We all fell for it. Christmas, Easter, etc. all were forged from pagan celebrations. So, here we are many centuries later: Do we continue with these holidays or separate ourselves from them? Surely, in all things, we are to follow Christ’s command to LOVE one another – the greatest commandment. I am certain of one thing: The Holy Spirit leads and guides in all truth. Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. As Truth is revealed to you, ask for Wisdom and understanding. Judge not one another, but let the Holy Spirit offer conviction. There is only one Truth. He is found in prayer by a soft heart to His Word, made clearer by fasting, at times, and by one who sees and walks by faith and not by sight. I do not wish you a Happy Valentine’s Day, but rather express to you my love for the brethren daily. Blessings and peace to all brothers and Sisters in Christ. May you diligently seek Him and obey Him that your joy may be full!

February 16, 2011 at 12:36 am
(26) Joe says:

What? Christmas and Easter fake? Really, was not Jesus born? Didn`t he die, to be raised again? How can you say that they were forged. Where lies your beliefs Ellen?

February 11, 2010 at 12:51 pm
(27) Ellen says:

Mary, BTW, great blog! Thanks for the “Love” Bible verses! What a blessing for you to share your heart in offering brothers and sisters an opportunity to share God’s Word with those they love! Thank you my beautiful sister in the Lord!

February 11, 2010 at 6:06 pm
(28) Nat says:

I read through the previous posts. While doing so I went through several different emotions. The bottom line is that I am troubled at what I see. I love the Lord and enjoy his presence. I am a youth leader in my church and I use these types of moment to teach. I don’t really care about the true meaning of Valentine’s day. I know it is a day that the “world” uses to show those in our lives how much we love them. As I am a Christian and I love the Lord, I will use this day to bring to the attention of others that you should be showing the Lord how much you love Him on this day and all others. Further, there should not be a day on the calendar marked to show ANYONE that you love them. Loving is a daily all time thing. If you mark a day in which you will show me that you love me, then you don’t.

Therefore, this Sunday, I will emphasize that Our Father loved us so much that He sent His son to be crucified for me, so we must show Him our love daily and in all things. You see, the World will have us to conform but I will not, I will use what it gives to glorify HIM!!!!

February 12, 2010 at 8:23 am
(29) Mary says:

Ellen –

You are welcome … and thanks for the encouragement!

Nat –

I hear you! Whatever we do, do it all for the glory of God …

February 12, 2010 at 8:39 pm
(30) Ben says:

Have you by any chance heard “Relent” By Misty Edwards? I noticed that the verses that that song comes from are right next to each other. Coincidence?

February 13, 2010 at 4:40 am
(31) Mathew says:

Hello,
I guess the confusion is whether true believers who are established in righteousness which comes through faith in Jesus (Romans 3:21-26) and who wait upon our Lord’s second coming would celebrate valenitines day or not. As i found out through my research in the internet, “Cupid is synonymous with love and romance since ancient times. It originated from the Latin word cupido, which means desire. The ancient Romans considered cupid as the God of love. Cupid is generally shown as a naked boy with wings, bows and arrows. And even today he is considered the supreme lord of the lovebirds all around the world. On Valentines Day cupid with its bows and arrows assumes greater significance on account of its deep association with love and romance.”

So I feel when we celebrate valentines day we are approving other gods and people who worship other gods (Romans 1:32) rather than the God of Abraham, Issac and Jacob who is the only living God, the creator…

February 14, 2010 at 1:49 am
(32) Craig Portwood says:

I am amazed that “Christians” will defend the honoring of pagan feast days. Is it too difficult to understand that the God of the Bible who tells us in His Word that “… I am the LORD, I change not…” could be angry when his people honor pagan gods?

In Jeremiah 10, he said “…Learn not the way of the heathen…” What part of that is hard to understand?

Christians should not celebrate Valentines Day!

February 14, 2010 at 1:49 am
(33) Rocky says:

Beloved brothers and sisters! I would like to say that the word of God is complete on itself and there is no contradiction on it.

We do call ourselves chritians and this means that we need to follow the steps of Jesus who is our master. We cannot make God be fitted in our way of living but we are the ones who are called to live according to his word.Romans 12:1-2 “we need to present our bodies as a living and holy sacrifice,acceptable to God…and we must not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by renewing of our minds,so that we may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect”

No human being can judge another, but let us with the help of the holly spirit understand the above scriptures and get what is good for us.

February 14, 2010 at 1:58 am
(34) Craig Portwood says:

Sorry for the bad link. This one should work

February 14, 2010 at 4:29 am
(35) Hastings says:

It is not a question of being right or wrong, I am a Christian and I believe that what is important is what you do on Valentine’s day. As a Christian ask yourself a question, would Jesus have celebrated this day? How would he have celebrated the day? Remember the Pharisees accused Jesus of associating with sinners, His answer was simple and straight, He came to seek and save the lost! If you celebrate Valentine’s day and through that others see Jesus, then well done and God bless you. If on the other hand you celebrate this day but what you do is against the word of God then judge yourself because others will go to hell because you did not celebrate valentine day as a Christian! Remember Jesus associated with sinners but had no double standards.

February 14, 2010 at 9:32 am
(36) Chuckie says:

Shane IS correct. We have no business celebrating pagan holidays and following Satan’s plan of masquerading them as “days of love” or “HOLY-days.”

JC, YOU WROTE:
“Happy Valentine’s Day which is a day He created out of His love.”
Did you miss the whole point? Yes, “This is the day the lord has made; rejoice and be glad in it”…BUT celebrating it as a day that’s especially blessed above others IS paganistic. I LOVE this day…but NOT because it’s Valentine’s day. In fact. it’s getting more difficult to ignore pagan celebrations as Christians become weaker in participating in these rituals.

Hey, if you want to celebrate Valentine’s day, bring on the young virgins! Now that THAT got your attention, perhaps some of us need to weight our priorities; do we try to blend into the world by celebrating their garbage, or do we allow God to put a backbone in us which will help us stand up for Christian principles? There IS a huge difference.
Get one thing straight, please: I don’t hate this day or anybody who celebrates is as a “pagan holiday” (what an oxymoron; nothing pagan is holy!), but we need to be aware of Satan’s snares. He disguises them more carefully as the world comes to an end.

Hasting said it well: What would Jesus do on this day? How will what you do today influence others’ relationships with the Savior? Christianity has gotten terribly watered-down, especially with mega-churches placating people and traditional Christian churches allowing sin (homosexuality et al) into their ranks. We need to show the world God at work in our lives in standing up for His principles and lovingly leading others away from Satan’s traps. As innocent as they might seem, even the MOST innocent one is deadly!

February 14, 2010 at 6:27 pm
(37) jc says:

My dear brothers and sisters, my heart pains me to see the mass confusion on the Bible which was written by Holy men of God. Every thing in the Bible is there for our learning and understanding. If any man lacks wisdom, he/she should ask God. If any wonder of the truth or the right way, the Bible speaks of this clearly, “I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIGHT. Many things we do are done simply because they are ways we have learned and traditions that have been past down. If anyone truly desires to know right from wrong, you need look no further than God’s Word. John 3:16 clearly states: FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD, THAT HE GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, THAT WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH IN HIM SHOULD NOT PERISH, BUT HAVE EVERLASTING LIFE. FOR GOD SENT NOT HIS SON INTO THE WORLD TO CONDEMN THE WORLD; BUT THAT THE WORLD THROUGH HIM MIGHT BE SAVED. This scripture is full of love. I do not know of any one who has given life to me in such a miraculous way as this. Nor has there ever been or shall be any other to have such an eternal effect on mankind. There is so much we ourselves lack in life not accepting JESUS as our personal savior. We talk so much love and seek to show it in deeds when we choose to do so, not every day. I pray and wish our spiritual eyes were opened. There are many other scriptures throughout the bible that reflect how we should act, do and praise. Paul said when I desire to do good, evil is always present. We must realize that we can not walk hand and hand with unbelievers. We can not be unequally yoked. We can not be luke warm or straddle the fence. It is God’s way or hell. God is such a loving God and it is not his will that any should perish but we have our free will to choose whom we will serve. David referred to how he use to do things as a child, but when he became a man he put away childish things. It is so amazing to see how as little babes, and children, we can teach them anything and they will adapt to it. If we teach them hate, they will hate, love, they will love. Whatever we teach them they will mimmick. Now when they grow up, they start making their own decisions and educating themselves. It is so beautiful to see a young person studying the Word of God and seeking for answers.We must all study to show ourselves approved. Don’t just take anyone’s word to be the authority. You study. You pray and seek God for yourselves. It is really not that difficult but you got to want to know the TRUTH. Jesus said: I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND LIGHT.

What I have found in the BIBLE, I have found to be all that I need. There is lot that I have not found
and I am amazed based on what we ourselves choose to do.

My apologies for mention of certain scriptures and not others. I encourage all to just simply read the Bible and study it. Ask God for understanding.

Love
JC

February 15, 2010 at 9:47 am
(38) Mary says:

Ben –

I’m not familiar with the song, so it must be just a coincidence.

:)

February 21, 2010 at 4:05 pm
(39) Sindy says:

As a Christian, I only celebrate Christ. Even Abraham, Moses and Paul are not celebrated,

May 2, 2010 at 11:51 am
(40) Ellen H. says:

From the previous comments on this article, I have to say to those of you whom are getting all defensive about Valentines day origins are being very narrow minded. You turned an innocent article about our LORD that had passages from the BIBLE about LOVE into this whole debate on the origins of Valentines Day. So what if the holiday was originally a Pagan holiday? We are not celebrating love to the god and goddess of the Pagans, we are celebrating our love to our Lord, God, and our love for others. With many, Valentines Day is where you make a card, buy some candy, and give it to the one you love. Simple as that. To those who are Pagans, ok, I respect your traditions. But now, in the present, to everybody else, Valentines day is about cards and candy. That’s it.

And to Shane and those who agree with him, I would ask that you do your research on the Pagan and Wicca religions. For you have gotten their religions twisted and warped in what you have been told or seen by others. The Pagan and Wicca religions don’t even have a devil or Satan, if you please. They only have the god and the goddess, two halves of one whole that makes up the Pagans and Wiccans upper power. So when you say they (as in people who celebrate Valentines Day) are worshiping the devil, you are wrong. Because, there is no devil to worship in the first place. Now, there is the religion of Satanism which is what you may have in mind of the Satanic worshiping. But I must correct you on the religions of Pagan and Wicca being Satan worshipers.

And please, don’t say I am wrong about this because I myself, am a Christian but once I was of the religion of Wicca. Now, Wicca is simply the philosophy I follow in life, where Lutheran Christian is my religion. God shone his light on me and set me on the right track with the help of the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ, and I am glad of that. But I cannot simply stand by and watch you say wrong about a religion when what you are accusing about that religion is false, even if the religion itself is not of true nature.

June 10, 2010 at 10:56 pm
(41) cait says:

Fellow christians. I am young but I can sit back and laugh at most of your comments. Who are we to say what god thinks? who are we to Twist words and try to deny others of something they want to do? Do you really think that MILLIONS of people over GENERATIONS and GENERATIONS thought of valentine’s day as a day to FORNICATE and FORCE women into Prostitution? LOL. No you know that no one thinks of it that way. God wants us to love him, and love each other. I may not know every verse or quote in the bible, the only on that comes to my mind would be “love thy neighbor”, does this have any conditions? IS god’s love Conditional? I think not-no I KNOW not. God, from my point of view, would not want us to fight over such a matter. Valentine’s Day is a day I use to spend with the one I love- and trust me when I say there is ABSOLUTELY no PROSTITUTION.:). Do not be caught up so much in the history and legalisms (if that is a word at all) of this day, for it is no longer used as a day to worship or take part in evil ways. It is a day to celebrate love. I have grown up with the knowledge that Valentine’s day is more than the celebration…more than the gifts or your “so called horrible acts that are bing done”, it goes so far beyond that. It is just about showing love, letting someone, God, know how much you love him. How can you even suggest that God does not want us to take part in love- when God himself is love?

-cait

February 4, 2011 at 4:35 am
(42) Febe says:

I’m always amazed at Christians that fight imaginery ennemies. Yes Satan is real but sometimes we give more ‘honor’ that he needs. Surely we want to proclaim God’s love and when best than in the time when people are more sensitive to it. I’m a Christian and passionately love my Lord because apart from dying for me he has continued to do great things for me and through me and I give to Him all the honor and praise!

February 9, 2011 at 10:35 am
(43) the prophet says:

Get a life. God created love and there are three kinds, Godly love, brotherly sisterly love and romantic love. You people want to pull from history but you do not take time to understand the esoteric philosophy behind history. Get a life, its valentine’s day and men and women all over the world should celebrate their happiness together. For God’s sake, get a life.

February 12, 2011 at 10:22 am
(44) Christopher says:

I stumbled here looking for Christian guidance on whether to even heed Valentine’s Day. I can’t say I really found anything but it did help me decide. All this talk of celebrating it… why don’t we just redeem it? Just like Christmas Day and Easter are redeemed pagan celebrations, where instead of worshiping some random ‘god’, we worship Jesus. That doesn’t involve being conformed to the world. Valentine’s Day may well be a pagan ‘holiday’ and it may well be a day traditionally seen by the world as one for lust and fornication. Not for us though. For a Christian, Valentine’s Day can instead be about celebrating God’s love for us and worshipping him for us.

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Ephesians 5:16

February 14, 2011 at 5:18 pm
(45) Abbybabs says:

Christopher – Thank you. That’s the helpful kind of thinking that I truly appreciate. I’m all about it and I’ll be spreading that idea around.

February 13, 2011 at 6:00 am
(46) prince sofari wycliffe says:

love is around us, anything we do is surrounded by love, why should we close our eyes and pretend its not there and yet its with us, lets celebrate valentines day with care as long as you take good care of yourself not to do anything that is ungodly.

February 14, 2011 at 3:01 am
(47) mrburns05 says:

everybody here went off topic… except maybe a couple people who actually provided verses…

So, thanks to those couple who unknowingly helped out by posting a legit answer.

And the rest = thanks for spamming

February 14, 2011 at 8:21 am
(48) Ron says:

Romans 14:6 He that regardeth the day, regardeth it unto the Lord; and he that regardeth not the day, to the Lord he doth not regard it. He that eateth, eateth to the Lord, for he giveth God thanks; and he that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not, and giveth God thanks.

April 13, 2011 at 12:15 am
(49) Saywhat?! says:

Seriously. Whatever it was then its not now. No one draws my name out of hat and I have to sleep with them. In the old testament marriage included sometimes 700 wives for one man. Guess that means all men need that many wives now cause of the OLD rituals? In the old testament days you weren’t supposed to eat pork cause it was unclean. Guess you can’t stop by Joe’s Barbeque anymore cause of the OLD rituals. In the old testament days men wore robes like dresses. Guess all the men better find the nearest dress shop cause of the OLD rituals. My word. Get OVER IT. Valentines Day is about celebrating the one you love…especially in God’s love. Sheesh.

September 25, 2011 at 8:04 am
(50) marimar says:

..yes i agrre to shane also..ur ryt..

January 1, 2012 at 10:08 am
(51) beth says:
January 17, 2012 at 12:48 pm
(52) Linda Penner says:

I was born on Valentines Day and the one comment about it being a pagan holiday surprised me. That is nonsense!

February 7, 2012 at 1:53 pm
(53) Sherill says:

Although some have a good point stating Valentine’s Day is ‘satanic’, I would like to argue the fact that God wants us to LOVE each other. Even though the holiday originated from a LEGEND of sinful behavior, we as ‘Christians’ should embrace the fact that the world needs to know about love. Our Father, Jesus Christ, loves us and wants us to love our brothers and sisters, so we should embrace the Love Holiday and share our love.

Also, the legend of the goddess is only one legend. If anyone is going to believe in one of the legends of Valentine’s Day, we as ‘Christians’ should try to be POSITIVE and believe that Saint Valentine was killed because he did NOT renounce his religion, And that legend is a sign of Agape LOVE, which is a CHRISTIAN LOVE, and ALL Christians should be proud that someone stood up for God and now there is a holiday that remembers what Saint Valentine did for God. How many of us would like to do something for God that would be remembered 2,000 years down the line? And that holiday be named after us?

Anyway, I think love is great and I am personally glad we have a day that celebrates it. The bible mentions a lot about the power of love, how we should love everyone, and my favorite, that God gave us faith, hope, and LOVE. Even though you may think Valentine’s Day is really pagan and satanic, think on a bright side of things; we as Christians can make the world see that LOVE is something God can give and LOVE is powerful and God’s love is overflowing, merciful, and unconditional. We can change negatives into positives, and I believe that is how God would want His children and the people that claim to live for Him to be a light, not criticizing the dark, but bringing a light into the dark. There are lots of dark areas and God wants to use US to brighten the areas, not judge the areas that are struggling and have fallen short of the Glory of God. So let us use Valentine’s Day to shed some light on a dark world… Show some LOVE!!!!

February 9, 2012 at 8:08 am
(54) maribel garcia says:

Whoever made the comment of christians only thinking of themselves is wrong. It don’t matter what religion you serve everyone is a christian so go an study a bit more of what is a christian.

February 11, 2012 at 3:52 am
(55) annj says:

what frustrates me in this is the fact that people have the right to speak for the Lord. I find this offensive and quite hounestly a bit unChristian. I love the holidays! They are a wonderfull way to express our love for those close to us. Valintines day is no diffrent. What ever lore may lie behind it is irrelevent as I do not celebrate it for that reason and giving my family chocolates and cards does not make me a pagan. Everyones relatonship with Christ is personal and the way he speaks to our hearts may be diffrent. Therefore, I think the last thing we should ever do is attach our fellow belivers. Just saying.

February 13, 2012 at 7:50 am
(56) ABBEY says:

THE QUESTION IS “IS CHRIST THE REASON FOR THE SEASON” IF YES FINE, BUT IF NO, YOUR LIFE IS AT STAKE.

February 13, 2012 at 9:48 pm
(57) Mark says:

Josh – Some people just don’t understand and probably will never understand the wonderful truth about the catholic faith.

February 14, 2012 at 2:06 pm
(58) HisGirl says:

Valentine’s Day may have roots as a Pagan holiday BUT Christ stands for LOVE above all else…. so instead of shaming someone for including Christ in this celebration (as we should include Christ in EVERYTHING)… why not celebrate Valentine’s Day by GIVING LOVE to any and all around you.
Any Christian that can argue against giving love is MISSING THE POINT.

February 14, 2012 at 3:29 pm
(59) Nona says:

I don’t know why everybody is freaking out on here. I was looking for some love verses that I can share about God’s love to my friends that don’t know him yet. Even if it was supposed to be a pagan holiday don’t you want to turn it around and change it to Glorify God and stomp the pagan devil out of sight. As why are we so wrapped up with what day it used to me…when you do that it seems like you’re honoring the pagans and you’re giving them that power. The power should always belong to the Lord and no onw else. and please don’t down on each other. We may be spending eternity together someday. LOVE ONE ANOTHER AND DON’T JUDGE…DOESN’T DO ANYBODY ANY GOOD.

February 14, 2012 at 6:34 pm
(60) Leydy77 says:

Wow! I’m so conflicted between all these comments. First of all I don’t think people are seriously celebrating this day like die hard fans I think people find it as an excuse to wear red and hearts and eat chocolate, get flowers and go on a “date night” with the hubby…. but I don’t know there are so many good points that reference the bible and make me believe wow have I being sinning against God. I’m a new believer in Christ and have found that reading all these comments have made me feel conflicted inside about what I should be acknowledging as a holiday or not!!! and really am I taking this V-day that seriously as a holiday to celebrate ———– NO! So, I gave a co-worker a card and received some candy and wore red —- is it really sin?!!?!!?

February 16, 2012 at 6:20 am
(61) jeewan Lama says:

Valentine may be special for every one of us. But as a christian, we must understand the authentic love Christ has displayed on the cross. Let’s not make carnal but make it special for the glory of God .

February 17, 2012 at 2:01 pm
(62) nelson says:

1 it is ok to put a bit of god into Satan?

2 when we commit adultery we do it in the name of love so it is ok?

3 worship god and only god. don,t worship s.valentine in the name of god

4 you don’t have to wait for f14 to give your love1 a gift

5 “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness…. Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!” Isaiah 5:20-21

February 3, 2013 at 4:38 am
(63) RC Curious says:

Having read all of the above comments and as someone who has personally enjoyed being shown love or what I thought was love on Valentine’s Day (as a Christian) I am glad to realise its roots are nothing based in the origins or reality of true love as we learn in the Bible.

Simply put: with the roots of Valentine’s Day not originating in Christ/Yahweh how can we claim it be Biblical or a part of the Christian faith? What does the Bible say about the the origin of love and how it is to be shared: I John 4: 7, 8
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

(Did we need a mythological or pagan festival to remember to show love to one another?)

Why should we with true clarity of scripture take a stand for the truth of the Bible and not support a cultural tradition?

Here’s why:
“When the Lord your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you displace them and dwell in their land, take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘HOW DID THESE NATIONS SERVE THEIR GODS? I ALSO WILL DO LIKEWISE.’ “You shall NOT worship the Lord your God in that way; for every abomination to the Lord which He hates they have done to their gods . . . ” (Deuteronomy 12:29-31, NKJV)

We don’t need to adapt Christianity to modern day culture… after all the Bible tells us that Heaven and earth may pass away but His word (the Bible) will not… may i paraphrase this: The world and its traditions, cultures and commercial practices may fade away but the truth by which we live by and are created will last forever…

February 3, 2013 at 4:39 am
(64) RC Curious says:

I may never celebrate a ‘Valentine’s Day’ again but I know I am loved day in and day out by a God who sent His only Son to die for me… show that love to all your friends and family on a daily basis – that is the biggest testimony of love you can carry in a world filled with schedules, harsh words and selfishness…
Everyone will have their opinion, however there is only one final authority on this subject: The creator and author of the Bible himself, so why don’t we with open minds (if we truly value His opinion) get on our knees and ask Him to show us the true way of celebrating love?

Blessings and much love :)

February 3, 2013 at 9:29 pm
(65) Sally says:

To the comment above ..the anti-Valentines day guy.. is all your over anaylsis on things work on your family when gift giving . I would get a refund from your therapist.

February 6, 2013 at 11:51 am
(66) Shawn says:

Wow. A lot of comments. Too many to read. Some however caught my eye because they refer to the gospel. You don’t need to make the gospel pretty, or take that ‘whatever it takes to reach people’ attitude. You want to know how to reach the lost? Put down your fog machine, open your mouth and tell them. You see, we save no one, God does. We have the easiest job in the world. Open your mouth and speak. But no, let’s get a really cool band, spend lots of money and time, invite people, and hope they come. Yeah, that’ll work. UGH. It’s “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him”, not “no one can come to me unless they first be wowed and entertained on their level of course, and repeat a prayer.” We plant the seed and we pray. The rest is all up to God. Like I said, we have the easiest job in the world!

February 8, 2013 at 10:10 pm
(67) chuck cross says:

TO VALENTINES Celebrants and Antagonists:

Romans 5:8 “but God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were yet sinners, CHRIST DIED FOR US”

February 9, 2013 at 11:35 am
(68) Buddy says:

BECAUSE I love the Lord Jesus, and desire to see ALL saved from the penalty of hell, I would suggest we all learn the lesson of LOVE. It is NOT to critisize those who disagree, but instead SHOW them love in action. Why would anyone want to spend your time debating something that will not matter when Jesus returns? Let’s tell others “Our Story”. How we have come to have a personal relationship with Jesus, who is “The Author and Finisher of our faith”. Because I love you and Jesus, I share these thoughts.

February 13, 2013 at 4:09 pm
(69) Sanjib says:

Its truely remind us 1John 4:8 -10.
God is love…..10 This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

February 13, 2013 at 11:03 pm
(70) Laurence says:

Most of the traditions that we practice at Christmas are also pagan. You make of it what you need to. I think it is wonderful to take some time to focus on those things that are important in life, like the one you choose to live your life with.

February 13, 2014 at 12:29 am
(71) Lindsy says:

I’m deeply trouble by all of this !! Not only have I just stepped into the Christian life but I was raised to celebrate every holiday. And I shall raise my kids to do the same not because I want to be ignorant and follow pagans beliefs or what ever but because I shall teach them the right and wrong from each holiday , I got so many questions from all of these but I’m deeply hurt also because we are al judging and who are we to judge who are we to criticize? Truly I don’t care what anyone here has to say I’m only 22 yrs old and I can’t believe what I’m reading I’m looking for verses of love from the Bible because I plan to go on valentines day to spread the love my Lord God has gave me onto the elderly in homes who will be lonely that day. So do not say a Christian can’t celebrate that holiday. The Lord never forbid us from doing anything except worshiping another god. So please people focus on loving God each day more and especially Love because we love because He first loved us 1john 4:19 )
so my question here is ” God is celebrating a pagan belief for everytime he loves each and everyone of us ? ” think about it honestly he created love so how can you believe its a pagan belief that’s all man made.

February 13, 2014 at 5:49 am
(72) Kalamba says:

lets celebrate the day bis on the word of God as Christian children. I believe if you read and understand the Roman 12:1-2 . as a child of God we can cerebrate the day in Christian way not as the world does. because we are transformed from past to the present and we know what love are we cerebrating in this regards. I love the articles and the comments I have learned a lot.

bless you all and wish you love

February 14, 2014 at 11:24 pm
(73) Jean says:

I love you all and pray for you all. As a christen you do not need to follow the world. Valentines is not biblical..you cannot add man made holiday to the bible. God is love we can love him everyday ..This day should be just as any other day . God bless

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